Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to.
Joining Tim this time is actor and comedian Toby Hadoke, who’s peering over fences when the bad guys aren’t looking for a look back at The Red Hand Gang, Einstein A Go-Go by Landscape, the BBC’s After The Bomb season, Children’s BBC’s adaptation of The Machine Gunners, quirky mid-eighties drama series Annika, Winter Flight, Strike It Rich! and Driving Ambition, Can’t Help Falling In Love by Lick The Tins and Golden Wonder Odduns. Along the way we’ll be debating the definition of ‘Mutant’ Monster Munch, finding out what happened if The Corrs stayed out after they were supposed to on a school night, revealing how to thwart a vampire armed with just a duvet, placing bets on who would steal whose lunch money out of Albert Einstein and Booga Benson, and exposing the secret enmity between Margaret Thatcher and TV’s Sentreal from Doctor Who.
097 – Toby Hadoke – I Don't Remember Birthdays But I Remember Weird ITV Love Stories – Looks Unfamiliar
Toby Hadoke is an actor and comedian; you can find his website here and his podcast series Toby Hadoke’s Time Travels here. There’s more about Toby’s comedy club XS Malarkey here and you can follow him on Twitter at @TobyHadoke.
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You can find the story behind the Strike It Rich! theme single in Top Of The Box, the story behind every single released by BBC Records And Tapes. Top Of The Box is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
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Toby has also been on Looks Unfamiliar talking about Hey Matthew by Karel Fialka, Who Dares Wins, Timeslip, La Cabina, Cadbury’s Cabana, Kit Williams’ Masquerade and Paul Squire, which you can find here.
There’s more on Children’s BBC drama with Martin Ruddock on The Baker Street Boys here, Lisa Parker And Andrew Trowbridge on The Swish Of The Curtain here, Richard Littler on The Moon Stallion here, Joanne Sheppard on The December Rose and The Enchanted Castle here and The Strange Affair Of Adelaide Harris here, Samira Ahmed on The Changes here, Rae Earl on Codename Icarus here, Jane Hill on Out Of Bounds here, Juliet Brando on The Cuckoo Sister here and Stephen O’Brien on The Box Of Delights here. Garreth Hirons lamented the disappearance of another maize snack – Sizzlin’ Bacon Flavour Monster Munch – here, while Joanne Sheppard tried to describe KP Wickers here and Steve O’Brien recoiled at the memory of KP Sky Divers here.
Ghosts, Monsters And Legends (And Tennis Prodigies) is a look at some of the BBC’s spookier seventies and eighties children’s drama serials; you can find it here. A Ghost Story For Christmas (For Children) is a similar look at the BBC’s one-off spooky seasonal children’s plays which you can find here.
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